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Nanette Lepore: No, No to black

Models walk the runway during the Nanette Lepore

Models walk the runway during the Nanette Lepore show. (Feb. 15, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Nanette Lepore banned black from her runway on Wednesday afternoon – there wasn’t a lick it of it despite the prevailing trend. In its place fiery orange, cobalt and chartreuse turned out in whimsical pieces with a gypsy vibe (she was inspired by Tarot cards) and a vintage look.

The result? Sweet, easy wearing frocks -- an especially good sheath with a dotty pattern and a lacy sweater dress -- brocade coats, bright jewel embellished sweaters and a couple of gold lame pieces mixed in. Amidst fashion’s military moment, Lepore offered a fresh girlie option for fall.

Tags: Nanette Lepore , Fashion Week

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